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Economic Milestones Cotton Industry in Texas. The Economics of Texas Are Upon You!. Laura Ewing President/CEO Texas Council on Economic Education www.economicstexas.org Laura@economicstexas.org 713-655-1650. Economic Milestones. Visit www.economicstexas.org

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    1. Economic MilestonesCotton Industry in Texas

    2. The Economics of Texas Are Upon You! Laura Ewing President/CEO Texas Council on Economic Education www.economicstexas.org Laura@economicstexas.org 713-655-1650

    3. Economic Milestones Visit www.economicstexas.org Click on “resources” for free Texas economics books

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    8. 4th Grade Economics TEKS (13)  Economics. The student understands patterns of work and economic activities in Texas. The student is expected to: (A)  explain how people in different regions of Texas earn their living, past and present; (B)  explain how geographic factors have influenced the location of economic activities in Texas; (14)  Economics. The student understands how Texas, the United States, and other parts of the world are economically interdependent. The student is expected to: (B)  identify oil and gas, agricultural, and technological products of Texas that are purchased to meet needs in the United States and around the world; and

    9. 7th Grade Economics TEKS (12)  Economics. The student understands the factors that caused Texas to change from an agrarian to an urban society. The student is expected to: (A)  explain economic factors that led to the urbanization of Texas; (B)  trace the development of major industries that contributed to the urbanization of Texas such as transportation, oil and gas, and manufacturing; and (13)  Economics. The student understands the interdependence of the Texas economy with the United States and the world. The student is expected to: (A)  analyze the impact of national and international markets and events on the production of goods and services in Texas such as agriculture, oil and gas, and computer technology; (C)  analyze the impact of significant industries in Texas such as oil and gas, aerospace, medical, and computer technologies on local, national, and international markets.

    10. What Role Does Geography Play In… 1. how Texans make a living 2. where people settle

    11. Cotton Industry in Texas demand supply goods and services profit price natural resources entrepreneur production Civil War land labor capital interdependent

    12. Critical Questions What would life be like if there was no cotton? How important is cotton production to the economy of Texas? How has the production of cotton changed in TX? What role does cotton play in economic interdependence? What role does the climate and soil play in where cotton can be grown? What economic concepts apply to the production of cotton?

    13. Quick Jigsaw 1. Please number the paragraphs on pages 87-88. 2. Think: please read your paragraph(s) and think of a creative way to provide others with the main points. 3. Share: please share key points you have learned.

    14. Factors of Production Natural resources-land 2. Labor 3. Capital

    15. What Is the Connection Between…? 1. The Allen brothers and Buffalo Bayou? 2. Cotton and slavery before the Civil War? Why did immigrants come to Texas after the Civil War? How does the cotton crop connect Texas to the nation and to the world?

    16. Are you wearing cotton? Jeans? Socks? Other?

    17. What role does geography play in the growth of cotton? Where is it grown?

    18. How Much Cotton Can Be Grown In One Acre Of Land? Review the figures on page 94 If you were a producer of cotton goods, what product would you produce and why?

    19. The Process of Producing Cotton in the Early Days of TX Read page 92. Where are the Brazos and Colorado Rivers? Why was cotton grown here? How is production of cotton labor intensive? What is the timeline for production of cotton?

    20. Picking Cotton Read page 93. What type of work would you like to do the most? The least? Why?

    21. Compare Maps Read page 97. What differences do you see? Why do you think that west Texas was able to produce cotton by 1929?

    22. Cotton Production Today How is cotton production different today? How would economic activities differ? What role has technology played in the changes in production? How has the role of human labor changed over time?

    23. How has cotton been an economic milestone? What role did it play with Texas’ involvement in the Civil War?